Eleni (Book, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
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Author: Nicholas Gage
Publisher: London : Harvill Press, 1983
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In 1948, in a Greek mountain village, a peasant woman, Eleni Gatzoyiannis was arrested, tortured and shot. She was one of the 158,000 victims of the Greek Civil War which ravaged her country in the wake of World War II. Her "crime" had been to help her children to escape from their village occupied by Communist guerillas. Her son, Nicholas Gage, was then eight years old. This book is the story of his obsessive and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Nicholas Gage; Eleni Gatzoyiannis; Nicholas Gage; Eleni Gatzoyiannis
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Gage
ISBN: 1860463460 9781860463464
OCLC Number: 47232473
Description: 470 pages : 1 map, 1 portrait ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Nicholas Gage.


A son's quest to avenge his mother's murder.In 1948, in a Greek mountain village, Eleni Gatzoyiannis was arrested, tortured and shot. Eleni is the story of his obsessive and harrowing reconstruction  Read more...


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A devoted and brilliant achievement. One of the rare books in which the power of art recreates the historical truth * New York Review of Books * Exciting and harrowing... An amazing achievement -- Read more...

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